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The "Victory Gate" of the city was built in 1962 out of U.S.-purchased cement that was intended for a new airport.
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Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

I was actually looking forward to seeing this. It has a history behind it and it's a really amazing landmark in Vientiane. It's reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe. The design on the ceiling is very beautiful. It's located in a park where you can...More

Thank boonorbane1985
Reviewed November 13, 2016

A beautiful structure from the outside sand great view of the surrounding city. Get there early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Driving around the city of Vientiane, one cannot help but notice the imposing Patuxai. The building itself is very rustic upon closer inspection. There are several souvenir shops as you climb up. However, once on top, there is a nice view of the city.

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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

The Patuaxi is located in a very nice park that has water fountains and benches, good for a stroll or picnic but gets very hot in the afternoon! Definitely cool to stop by and check out of you are in the area! The views from...More

Thank Deanna A
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

At first you think this is just another arc de triomphe but once you get closer you realize it's much nicer! The structure itself is magnificent! The inside decoration on the ceiling is beautiful! The grounds are wonderful, fountains and a cool "peace" gong on...More

Thank Raoul L
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Very easy to walk to. It says that this was constructed in the 60'es and due to instability of the country then, this was not finished. Pay 3,000 Kip to access the top, from where there is a panoramic view of the city. Very nice.

Thank K l
Reviewed November 7, 2016

Not too many steps to climb up to the top and there is always the distraction of some shopping on three of the floors, with a good selection of handicrafts. There are 360 degree views across Vientiane. Lovely gardens around the building and a pleasant...More

Thank JSomerset
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

A monument to commemorate the struggle of independence from France Ironically it has some uncanny look and feel of Arc de Triomphe which many tourist sites have labeled it as arc de triomphe of Laos Good place to draw in some cool air near the...More

Thank Ben T
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Well honestly Vientiane is a boring communist city with unpleasant atmosphere.. The only thing that made me happy after two days waiting for Thai visa was this amazing monument the reminds of Buddhist and Hindi cultural collaboration. Especially beautiful to watch when the sky is...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Nothing great about this place....You can stop on the way to sleeping Buddha which was much better. Go during the mornings to avoid the heat.

Thank Suresh L
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